Oh Me Oh My Patterns: Nora Top and Dress

I’ll probably be sharing a lot of Oh Me Oh My Patterns makes in the coming while, starting with the lovely Nora dress. It’s so good, I’ve already made three and have a fourth cut out!

This version is the first I made. The pattern is a simple short sleeve bodice with grown on sleeves and a gathered skirt for the dress version, and a shorter peplum for the top version. They’re pretty quick to sew up, with nice and clear instructions. The most fiddly part of construction, as with many patterns, is the facing, and once that’s complete it’s pretty simple and comes together quickly.

The sizing is pretty spot on top – I made a 2-3 as this is where my daughter is currently in ready to wear (shop bought) clothes, and it fits really well. The pattern includes sizes 0-3months up to 5-6 years so has a good range.

I made one little deviation from the pattern instructions, as I used snaps at the back rather than inserting buttons and buttonholes. This was purely for practical reasons – I find poppers easier to install from a sewing perspective, and I find them easier to use from a dressing / undressing perspective too!

The fabric is a lovely print from the now closed Cloth and Candy. My daughter loves purple, and rainbows, so after using some of this cotton to make a skirt, I bought some more in the closing down sale to make this dress. She loves it, although it now has to compete with quite a few other mummy-made dresses, so it’s not in rotation as much as it was when it was first off the machine!

I’m loving the Oh Me Oh My Pattern collection, I’ve made a baby gift with the Wrap Up Romper, I’ve printed off the Easy Peasant Blouse, and am also testing a new pattern – the Lily of the Valley, which I’ve shared a sneak peek at on my Instagram account.

A couple more Nora’s

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